Excellence at Erickson

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  • 5 Apr
  • 10 Apr
  • 12 Apr
    • Erickson Spring Concert 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
      Erickson Spring Concert
      Apr 12
      6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
      Erickson Elementary
      This event has a Google Hangouts video call. Join: https://plus.google.com/hangouts/_/ycschools.us/jlynn6?hceid=eWNzY2hvb2xzLnVzX2trcTlwM2lmcW9wOXA1MWh0NmlmNDI3dGkwQGdyb3VwLmNhbGVuZGFyLmdvb2dsZS5jb20.3u8gbnc6n0vsi14h8jfi2jq4ba&hs=121
  • 25 Apr
  • 8 May
    • Elections 6:00 AM to 10:00 PM
      May 8
      6:00 AM to 10:00 PM
      Erickson Gymnasium
      Erickson Elementary
      PLEASE NOTE: CAFETERIA IS NOT AVAILABLE ONLY GYMNASIUM. Karen Lovejoy Roe, Clerk / Angela Robinson 7200 S. Huron River Drive Ypsilanti, MI 48198 734 484-4700 We will rent tables and chairs / American Flag inside or outside of building This event has a video call. Join: https://meet.google.com/sfe-iyzq-ipo
    • Family Fun Night - 826 MI Dr. Blotch's Family Writing Lab
      May 8
      5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
      Erickson Elementary
      This event has a Google Hangouts video call. Join: https://plus.google.com/hangouts/_/ycschools.us/family-fun?hceid=eWNzY2hvb2xzLnVzX2trcTlwM2lmcW9wOXA1MWh0NmlmNDI3dGkwQGdyb3VwLmNhbGVuZGFyLmdvb2dsZS5jb20.0l3rbagtpfg2fos61v7ueail9v&hs=121

News and Events


YCS Tentative Traditional Calendar 2017-18
Subject to change based on union negotiations

Code of Conduct 

Erickson student code of conduct

YCS Wellness Policy & Healthy Snacks

In accordance with the district wellness policy AND due to problems and disruptions, FLAMING HOT food products and TAKIS are NOT allowed in the cafeteria or in the classroom for snack. Your understanding and cooperation is appreciated.

Our school is outstanding because...

  • Community Math and Literacy Nights
  • Committed Parent Advisory Board (PAB)
  • Strong School/Community Relationships
  • Foster Grandparents Program
  • Community Events (Open House Picnic, Erickson Beautification Projects, Cultural Celebrations)
  • EMU Bright Futures Program
  • Mentoring Program
  • Exceptional Extra Curricular Community Productions (Music, Art, PE) Warm, Caring and Nurturing Professional Educators at every level

Erickson Playground Fundraiser *Please Help*


  • We are trying to raise funds to improve our playground!
  • Please see our Donation Campaign Letter attached to the email from Ms. Mickle
    • Any and all donations are welcome.

Thank you for all you do to support Erickson students!

Attendance Matters: Early Outs and Late Arrivals

Please refrain from signing your child out early. We begin dismissal at 2:20 pm and every moment in school counts!

As we continue to work on improving attendance, we will begin tracking early sign outs and late arrivals and will be in touch with families that frequently sign students out early or sign them in late.

Upcoming Dates To Remember:


  • 3/16    No School - Staff PD/Records Day
  • 3/21 Dismissal @ 11am: Parent/Teacher Conferences 11am - 6 pm
  •           Parent Leadership Team Meeting  2:00 pm - Erickson Library
  • 3/22 Dismissal @ 11am: Parent/Teacher Conferences 11 am - 6 pm
  • 3/26 - 3/30   No School: Spring Break
  • 4/2                   School Resumes
  • 4/5 Family Reading Night

Parent Leadership Team (PLT) 

This team meets once a month and all are welcome! 

Wednesday March 21, 2018 (During Conferences!)


Erickson Library


Cold Weather is Here!

Now that the cold weather is officially here, please be sure to dress your child appropriately for the weather. Warm coats, hats, and gloves are needed. Children who are not dressed for the appropraitely will not be able to go outside for outdoor recess. 


If you have extra "gently used" hats, gloves, coats, please donate. Donations can be dropped off in our main office. 

Science Olympiad

Science Olympiad - Practice starts next week!

Practices will start on WEDNESDAY, FEB. 7th for the following teams:

Aerodynamics (2nd and 3rd grade)

On Target (2nd-5th grades)

2nd grade Gravity Racer )

Feathered Friends (2nd and 3rd grades)

In Bloom (3rd grade)

Water Rockets (3rd-5th grades)

Back to Nature  (4th and 5th grades)

Circuit Wizardry (4th and 5th grades)

Practices start on THURSDAY, FEB 8th for the following teams:

Pasta Bridges (2nd and 3rd grades)

Mystery Architecture (2nd-5th grades)

3rd grade Gravity Racer

Photon Phun (3rd-5th grades)

Potions (4th and 5th grades)

Practices go from right after school, 2:30 to 4:00.

Scientists must be picked up promptly at 4:00!

Food Gatherers

Food Gatherers’ Healthy School Pantry Program distributes FREE fresh fruits and vegetables to all families at Erickson.

Please call our social worker Ms. OBryan 734-221-1639 or email jobryan5@ycschools.us if you are interested

Produce pick ups are on Thursdays

Girls on the Run is now registering at Erickson Elementary School!


Girls on the Run is a non-profit organization that envisions a world where every girl knows and activates her limitless potential and is free to boldly pursue her dreams! Their ten-week program for girls in 3rd – 5th grade combines training for a 5k with a brand new curriculum promoting competence, confidence, connection, character, caring, and contribution. Twice-weekly lessons and interactive activities are led by trained volunteer coaches who create a positive and safe environment for girls to learn about themselves, connect with others, and contribute to the community. The program culminates in a non-competitive 5k event which gives the girls a chance to shine and an overwhelming sense of accomplishment.

Erickson Elementary School girls will meet afterschool on Mondays and Wednesdays from 2:40 pm – 4:10 pm March 5th through May 18th. All registered participants will receive a healthy snack at each lesson along with a program t-shirt and water bottle, a parent guide book and entry into the incredible Girls on the Run 5k on Friday, May  11th at 6:30 p.m. (community members are welcome to come run/walk to support the girls!). Space is limited and registration ends February 21st.

***Financial assistance is available***

For more information about registering, volunteering or supporting Girls on the Run’s scholarship program contact the Girls on the Run of Southeastern Michigan staff at 734-712-5640 or email info@girlsontherunsemi.org.

YCS Wellness Policy & Healthy Snacks

In accordance with the district wellness policy AND due to problems and disruptions, FLAMING HOT food products and TAKIS are NOT allowed in the cafeteria or in the classroom for snack. Your understanding and cooperation is appreciated.

March Is Reading Month

We have many planned “in-school” activities for students to celebrate March:

  • March Reading Madness - students will eliminate staff favorite books over the course of the month to determine “champion” book
  • March Calendar - every day is filled with fun reading-related activities *attached
  • Guest readers *let your child’s teacher know if you would like to be a guest reader

Please take advantage of this month to celebrate and promote the love of reading!

School Information

Erickson Elementary

1427 Levona
Ypsilanti, MI 48198
Phone: 734-221-1600
Fax: 734-221-1603
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Kelly Mickel
Derrick Davis
Dean of Students
Leslie Greenhill

Grade Levels

1st - 5th Grades

School Hours

Full Day

7:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
Early Dismissal
7:30 a.m.-11:00 a.m.

Victoria Davis
Director of Dining Services
734-221-1024 xo: 317-869-4466